Two thoughtful blogger friends each chose my blog to receive a Liebster Award. The Liebster is reserved for blogs which have less than 200 followers, and is intended to bring notice to these up and coming bloggers. It’s always such a blessing when people you love and respect express appreciation for what you are trying to do.
I always imagine Joyce’s blog as being located “next-door” to my blog. I think this is because when I log onto my own blog each morning, I immediately click over to hers to see what’s happening, cause something interesting is always happening at The Little Way. And then, I click on her blogroll to find another good read.
Joyce was the first person to add my blog to her blogroll, and her kindness brought many more readers my way. She also leaves me frequent comments filled with wisdom and encouragement Thanks Joyce. I love you!
Isaac over at Praeceptorum Deus also included me in his list for the Liebster Awards. Isaac is a young man wise beyond his years, who truly has a heart for Our Lord Jesus and Our Blessed Mother. I am extremely grateful, and honored, that he reads, and often comments on my blog posts. Isaac began his blog as a school project, but he received such a great response, and made so many friends in the blogosphere, that he decided to continue blogging when the project ended. Isaac, thanks again for honoring my blog with your award.
Liebster Award winners are requested to choose five of their favorite qualifying blogs to receive the same award, so here we go!
I hope this isn’t breaking the rules, but I really must include one of the same blogs which Joyce chose, because it is simply such an outstanding one:
Bell of the Wanderer, hosted by Caroline, is a uniquely beautiful blog with an ethereal sophistication and eloquence, graced with humility and gentleness. Caroline is a gifted writer whose blog features classic artwork, and often profound observations based on Scripture. Sometimes she surprises us with a bit of humor. Hint: she recently made 2000 ravioli for Christmas dinner! (You’ll have to read about it here.)
Collen at Inadequate Disciple is a young wife and mother who truly writes from her heart. Her blog shares her passion and love for God, as well as the trials and joys of life with her family. Colleen writes with unmistakable sincerity and honesty.. I don’t think Colleen is an “inadequate disciple” at all. And I am always consoled when she prays for any of my intentions. I hope you will check out her blog for yourself.
One day, my stats revealed several hits referred to me from The Beautiful Gate. So, I had to see what was going on. I found that Mary, who blogs there, had linked to one of my posts, and encouraged her readers to check it out. Mary is like that. I always think of her as a sunny presence in the blogosphere, because she is so warm and welcoming and loves to laugh at herself. She has been on a blog-break for a few weeks. But she is usually a prolific blogger. Her blog is pretty eclectic in content. During Advent, she wrote a series of excellent articles addressing the seven deadly sins. But you are just as likely to find pictures of her adorable puppy spilling down the page, one of her beautiful poems, or a side-splitting story. Be sure to check out the account of her miraculous physical healing when you visit her blog.
I found Karinann’s blog through someone else’s blogroll. When I saw Daughter of the King, I had to go check out what a blog with such a beautiful title would be like. And I wasn’t disappointed. In my opinion, Karinann has one of the best organized blogs I’ve seen. In fact, I describe it as “peaceful.” She posts often, and always has something interesting to say. Her “reversion” story is beautiful and touching in the way God pursued her with such love and patience, and in her overwhelming response to Him. It truly is a “Magnificat.”
My fifth Liebster goes to Daily Grace. I haven’t found the writer’s name on her blog, so I just think of her as DG or Grace. One of the purposes of this blog is to remind us of the daily graces in each of our lives. It also features many posts dedicated to our Most Blessed Mother Mary, as well as to the messages of Medjugorje. Whenever I long to read about Our Lady, I know I can count on DG. I also always look forward to her beautiful, heartfelt comments on my own blog.
As best I can ascertain, all of the above blogs have fewer than 200 followers. And each and every one of them deserve many more than that.
Thanks to Joyce and Isaac and my Liebster award winners for being such an inspiration to me. I truly love all of you…..or y’all if I’m speaking my native tongue : )